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It Was Quite a Weekend for College Football in Los Angeles

| Sports | September 26, 2019

by Diego Marquez

It began with USC football rebounding from last week’s road loss at BYU to defeat Pac-12 opponent Utah, and UCLA football completed the wild weekend with a come-from-behind road win against Washington State.

Taking over for injured quarterback Kedon Slovis, USC’s third string quarterback Matt Fink entered the game in the first quarter of Friday night’s home contest against the No. 10 ranked Utah Utes and led the Trojans to a 30-23 victory.

Finishing out the game, Fink took command of the Trojans’ offense and completed 21-of-30 passes for 351 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Spreading out his throws amongst six receivers, Fink connected with his favorite target, Michael Pittman Jr., 10 times for 232 yards and one receiving touchdown.

Amon-Ra St. Brown and Tyler Vaughns also finished the night with a receiving touchdown each as the former caught five passes for 68 yards, while the latter pulled down four catches for 49 yards. Redshirt freshman Markese Stepp scored the lone rushing touchdown.

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The Trojans are on the road this Saturday against No. 17 ranked Washington at 12:30 p.m.

Entering the fourth matchup of the 2019 season, the Bruins were still winless going up against No. 19 Washington State in Saturday night’s Pac-12 matchup. Overcoming a 32-point deficit, the Bruins escaped with a 67-63 win for the record books.

UCLA’s quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson was 25-of-38 for 507 yards and five touchdowns and one interception, and ran another two in. Chris Costa and Joshua Kelly each caught a touchdown while Demetria Felton pulled down two on his way to 150 yards on seven receptions.

With the win, the Bruins can use the momentum to turn things around after a 0-3 start to the season and will be on the road for the second-straight week as they face the Arizona Wildcats at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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